Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween Stampers!

As promised I have some photos to share with you today of my little Trick or Treator. They were taken last Saturday when we went to Boo at the Zoo. As you can tell from the photos below Blake was a Red Dragon.

Below is a photo of Blake with his Grandma Stacey (Rocky's mom). I like the sun glasses . . . don't you? Hey . . . . make sure you check out his treat bag. . . . can you tell I used my BIG SHOT!!!

I have been wanting to show you Blake's bag for a whole week now. Blake and I made it using the Big Shot and some dies. Of course I knew I had to make a frankie for the bag. It was very trying when Blake insisted to use his own glue. What do you think?

I hope you and your family have a safe and Happy Halloween and thanks for stopping by today!

~ Georgia

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Seaon of Joy

I know Halloween is tomorrow, but I just had to share a Christmas card I received in a demonstrator ONLY swap I participated in.

I don't know who to give the credit to for this card, since there wasn't any contact information on the card. I can tell you that it was a StampAttic Member, and I can tell you I can't wait to make a card using this layout! Edited: Ellen Mathewson was the creator! (Thanks for the information Lori!)

The card above used the stamp set Season of Joy. For colors it looks like: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red and Chocolate Chip. Topped with 2 brad from the bold bright set and the card was done. The stamper also used her 1-1/4 and 1-3/8 circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back tomorrow for a picture of Blake in his Halloween Costume.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Hello Stampers!

Halloween is only a few days away. . . are you ready? I think I am. Treats are done and Blake has his costume. Blake is going to be a Red Dragon. I found the cutest costume at Old Navy, and he has already worn it a few times. If you remember I took him to Boo at the Zoo in the Quad Cities on Saturday, and then on Sunday Rocky and I took Blake to Trick or Treat his Great Aunt Debbie and family and then we took Blake to his Great-Grandma Nellie, where his Grandma Becky also had a chance to see him all dressed up.

Tonight Blake gets to go to his first Halloween Party. The YPG (Young Professionals Group) that Rocky belongs to is sponsoring a Halloween Party. Blake is very excited!

I'll post some pictures of Blake in his costume on Friday! Now onto Stamping!

I have two projects to share with you today. They both include one of my favorite items. . . York Peppermint Patties. Mmmmm. I always eat more of these than I need to when I make projects with them. :o)

The first project was created using punches. I just love how the legs were done with layering the photo corner punch. You can't see the mint, but it's under the Scallop punch. (This was layered like my Turkey from Saturday's post.)

This second project was made by using the Big Shot and Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die. The stamp set used is Batty for You. You can see the mints in this photo.

Please note that I did not create the projects I'm sharing with you today. They were on display at the StampAttic's meeting a few weeks ago. If you have any questions about them, please ask.

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Patty's Book

Hello Stampers,

Last week I had a chance to sit down with my newest recruit, Patty M. We talked about Stampin' Up! and how awesome it is to be a demonstrator. Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without a Make and Take project using the Big Shot!

If you have questions about becoming a demonstrator please ask! I'd love for you to be apart of my team!

Happy Stamping,


Monday, October 27, 2008

Make and Take Details . . .

Hello Ladies!

I just wanted to post real quick to remind you that Wednesday is the last day to sign up for my November 9th Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. This is held at my home in Galesburg starting at 1pm. Cost is $25 and you'll be stamping 30 Christmas Cards.

The next deadline I want to remind you about is regarding The Well make and take in Monmouth. The deadline to register for this event is Thursday. The event will be held this Saturday, November 1st starting at 10am. Cost is $20 and you'll be stamping 2 coaster calendars. I don't have mine assembled onto the coaster yet. Below you can view the pages and if you would like to see what the project will look like when it's done check out THIS post!

I hope you'll be able to join us for one or both of these make and take classes. . . . please note that both of these classes are available via mail. You can use the stamps you have at home, or should you choose I can do all of the stamping for you. Either way you'll receive color photos so you can assemble them at home.

Happy Stamping!



Good Morning Stampers!

Halloween is on Friday. . . do you have your treats done yet? I had some time this past weekend to work on my treats. I used the stamp set Haunting Halloween. Of course I had to use by Big Shot and Top Note Bigz Die to make the bag topper. Colors I used are: Basic Black, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Green Galore and Yoyo Yellow. Punches are: Scallop, 1-3/8" Circle and 1-1/4" Circle.

I even made a few for the four-legged friends.

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to come back tomorrow.
~ Georgia

p.s. Remember tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of my "weekend special". . . scroll down a couple of post for the details.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

On Board Journals

Happy Sunday Stampers!!!

Today's sample comes from my Up (way Up) line Julie Schrader. You've heard me mention Julie before. She is the leader of the StampAttics. One of the things Julie does to motivate us to keep on stamping is she offers bonus projcets. For every month that we have over $1K in sales Julie had a bonus project for us.

Supplies Used:
Art Journal (107065-$950)
Big Shot
Top Note Bigz Die (On backorder until November. . . sorry!)
Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies
Hawaii Papaya Designer Series Paper
Chocolate Chip Craft Ink Pad
Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Jumbo Eyelets - Pewter
Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Georgia

"If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours! Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Ideas!!!

This past week my Woodhull Hostess Club met. Each month they make 2-3 projects. Each member of this club got to make the Scallop Envelope box I posted on my blog yesterday.

They also got to make 2 items that would be perfect for the dinning room table at Thanksgiving. The first project I want to show you today is a pumpkin. You could make a smaller version of this and add a name tag and use it for your place card.

1. Ink two sheets of Pumpkin Pie card stock (8-1/2" x 11") directly with pumpkin pie ink.

2. Cut both sheets into 1"x 8-1/2" strips.

3. Punch hole through top and bottom of strips using Crop-A-Dile. Knot bottom of Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (6") and thread through holes; knot top of ribbon and spread strips of card stock to create pumpkin shape.

4. Tie Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (14") in a bow; adhere bow to top of pumpkin.

5. Stamp leaf image twice in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock; cut out. Adhere leaves to top of pumpkin.

On our final project, we created a festive turkey using several punches and a special fold that works especially well with Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle punch. This same fold can be used with a plain circle, and it works great with double-sided paper because it allows both sides of the paper to show on your project.

I got this idea from a card sample I saw in the October Stampin' Success Magazine that Stampin' Up! send me every month for FREE!

Instead of making a card with the turkey we adhered him to a chocolate mint. Thank goodness Blake didn't see the candy when I was getting ready, or I might not have had enough chocolate for the club ladies. LOL!

Adhere the turkey's feathers to your project, and complete your fine feathered frind using additional punches-- a 1-3/8" circle for the body, a 3/4" circle for the head, two 1/4" circles for buttons, double circle for eyes, a 3/4" square trimmed down for the hat, flowers from Boho Blossoms for his feet, and a petal from one of the flowers for his beak. Who wouldn't love this little guy!
I almost forgot to post the directions on how to create the Turkey's Feathers!
I you would like to start your own hostess club and make projects similar to the ones shown above all you need is 5 friends (6 total) who want to stamp and we can get started. You'll meet for 6 months and each month you purchase $25 in merchandise. You'll also receive hostess benefits one month as well as making 2 to 3 projects each month. Call me today to get started.

Don't have 5 friends who will stamp with you??? That's ok . . . call or e-mail me anyway and I'll start a list. Once we get 6 people the club will start!

Enjoy your Weekend and Happy Stamping!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Shelli's On TV and Georgia ONLY Special

Hello Stampers!

I have a double post for you today. I was just checking out Shelli Gardner's blog and found something I just had to share with you. (Shelli Gardner is the CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up!)

On Tuesday she appeared on "Studio 5," a morning talk show on KSL, their local NBC affiliate. I loved the projects she showed-beautiful table settings for three different holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's), all made from one package of our new Ski Slope Designer Series paper, along with a variety of different accessories.

You can watch the appearance itself, as well as see the projects. CLICK HERE!! Also provided are supply lists and basic instructions for each of the table settings.

I did copy and paste some photos below. I'm sorry they aren't bigger. Make sure to watch the video to see a close up of the place settings!

New Year's!!
I just fell in love with the projects Shelli made and I know you will too. To help you get started I'm having a Georgia ONLY Special, where you'll Receive the Curley Label Punch Bundle and a package of Ski Slope DSP. Details are below:

Curly Label Punch Bundle
Ski Slope Designer Series Paper
Regular Price: $51.92
Georgia's Sale Price: $45.00
(Shipping and tax is included!!)
SAVE $6.92!!!

To take advantage of this special price, orders for this bundle must be received by Tuesday, October 28th.

Fine Print: Special is good only through me, Georgia, your Stampin' Up! demonstrator. To receive the discounted price you need to order directly through me either via phone or e-mail and not my Stampin' Up! website.

To place your order you can call me at: (309) 343-9356 or e-mail me at

Scallop Envelope Box

Hi Stampers!
On Saturday, after the StampAttic's meeting, I had a chance to make my first scallop envelope box using my Big Shot and Scallop Envelope Bigz Die. It was so much FUN!!! You can click on the photos below to make them larger. If you have any questions. . . ASK!
Tip: Place Sticky Strip on both flaps of 2 envelopes and then attach the ones without the stick strip to the ones with. Clear as Mud? :o) After your envelopes look like the above picture attach the two outside flaps to make a box.

You can fill this box with just about anything. Below you will see the little gift I gave Angie at her workshop last weekend.

This box is also perfect for 3"x3" post it notes, which you can keep on your desk and write important notes so you don't forget! :o)

Would you like to see this project done in person, or would you even like to try this project? Call the number above to book your Big Shot workshop today!

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

On the Fly

Good Morning Stampers!!!

I received a request last week for a Masculine card. I knew I wanted to use the stamp set On the Fly (109320-$19.95), so I started searching for ideas. This card was inspired from a samples I found on SCS.

I used Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and Confetti White Card Stock. The images are stamped in Basic Brown, and I used my Aqua Painter to add some color. I finished the card by tearing one edge of the Always Artichoke and Confetti White Card Stock and adding some Natural Hemp Twine.

I am sure you were happy not to see another Christmas Card today. I've been on a Christmas Kick that last few days. I will say only 9 Weeks until Christmas!!! While you are shopping don't forget that you can order online anytime at: or I have Stampin' Up! gift certificates available.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Georgia

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kathy's Swap

We all know Christmas is coming . . . FAST!!! I wanted to share another Christmas sample with you to help get you motivated to stamp your cards. This card was made by my upline Kathy VanAntwerp. While it didn't place in our StampAttic's meeting I thought it was awesome card and I just had to share it with you. Kathy used the stamp set: Snow Swirled (111690-$24.95)

She also used 3 Build-A-Brads on her card. Have you had a chance to try the build-a-brads yet? They are Awesome!!! I'd love to demonstrator them for you. Call or e-mail me today to book your workshop!

Here's a closeup of the Build-a-Brad.

Thanks for stopping by, and check back tomorrow for a guy card!

~ Georgia

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christmas Cards

I know I've been talking a lot about the StampAttic's meeting on Saturday, but that is because I am so excited to be a part of the group. There are so many creative demonstrators in our club. If you would like to be a part of the StampAttic's all you have to do is become a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! There are so many benefits to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and I'd love to talk more about those with you. Call or e-mail me to set up a time, where we can talk one on one.

The samples I have to share with you today were the winners of our Card Swap. Each meeting some of us participate in a Swap, which is like a card exchange. We place one card on a table where the other members get to vote on their favorite. Below you will find the #1 - 3 places.

In First Place was the leader of our group. . . Julie Schrader! Julie used the stamp sets: Winter Post (111780-$26.95) and Christ is Born (111612-$20.95).

Second place was created by Sue Kremer! Sue used the stamp set: Holiday Line Up (111648-$21.95)

And third place was created by Kathy Tarter! Kathy used the stamp sets: Snow Swirled (111690-$24.95) and Curly Label Punch Bundle (112966-$33.95).

I hope these cards inspire you to start your Christmas Cards. If you'd like to make 30 Christmas Cards using the I Wish Scrapbook Kit the final day to register for my November 9th Stamp-a-Stack is October 29th. Cost is $25.00. If you need more details, please call or e-mail me.

Happy Stamping!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Make and Take . . . GET EXCITED!!!

Hello Stampers,

I've been trying to post this for about a week now, but I just haven't found the time. My next Make and Take class at The Well in Monmouth will be on Saturday, November 1st starting at 10am. Cost is $20 and you will be stamping 2 Desktop Coaster Calendars.

Below you can see 6 of the 12 months. As you can see you'll be using card stock, stamps, punches, chip board, brads and even a build-a-brad. As always you don't have to copy mine 100% I love to see how you change them to make them your own, and often I copy your ideas. :o)

I don't have mine 2009 calendar put together yet, but I wanted to make sure you had an idea of what it would look like. Below you will see a photo of my calendar from last year. I turned it to July 2008 and took a photo of it with my July 2009. As you can see the pages are similar but different!

These calendars will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Need more than 2 calendars . . . not a problem! Each additional calendar is only $8.

I'm looking forward to stamping with you again, so if you'd like to attend this make and take class, please register by October 30th.

Make and Take . . . GET EXCITED!!!
- Georgia

Pillow Boxes

Hello Ladies,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was filled with both family time and stamping.

The samples I have to share with you today are samples Julie showed us at the StampAttic's meeting on Saturday. They all were made using the Pillow Box Bigz Die and the Big Shot. Julie really did a good job. Would you like to learn more about the big shot? If so, give me a call or send me an e-mail.

This first sample was our make and take project. A special Thank You goes out to my Husband and son who brought my cutting pads, when Julie realized she forgot hers at home. Thanks Guys!

This next Pillow Box was Frankie. . . I just love seeing all of the things people are coming up with and using Frankie on them. This was the $2K project. All of the members of Julie's downline (level 1-5) was able to make this project if they had 2 months of over $1K in sales. A special Thank You! to you, because I was able to make this project.

This next pillow box just screams Baby Shower!!! (Girl of course) I'm told a Baby Ruth candy bar (small size) will fit perfectly into the box.

And how perfect would the pillow box, shown below, be as a "place card" at your Thanksgiving Dinner. You could fill it with after dinner mints, or even candy corn.

This last pillow box would be perfect to stuff with a small Christmas gift.

Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure to stop back by tomorrow for some Christmas Card Swap Samples!

Until then. . . Happy Stamping!


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Sunday, October 19, 2008

StampAttic's Swap

One of the fun things about being a demonstrator is getting together with other demonstrators and sharing ideas. Yesterday was our quarterly StampAttic's meeting, and I was very excited to share this experience with 2 of my downline members, Britni & Patty. This was Patty's first StampAttic's meeting, so I was extra excited to share that with her. (I hope you gals had fun. . . I did!)
Each StampAttic's meeting offers a chance to participate in a card swap. Unlike the craziness of the general swapping I experienced at convention this was an organized swap. The theme was Christmas, and there was 15 ladies who participated.

When I am preparing my my swap cards I always feel like an assembly line. I do the same thing for each card before I move onto the next. I feel that it's faster that way, because I am only using each tool once, instead of using the same tool at 15 separate times As you can see from my stack of card fronts I had a pretty good assembly line going with myself. :o)

At Convention I learned how to KISS (Keep it Simple Stampers) and that is exactly what I like to do with my swap cards. I try to trade swaps that other demonstrators will look at and say, I can use that as a Make and Take, or that's easy enough to demonstrator at my next workshop. This is what I usually look for in swap cards.

For my Christmas Card I used the stamp set: A Cardinal Christmas (111760 $23.95) from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can view the mini catalog by clicking HERE!
Of course I just had to use my NEW Big Shot and Top Note Bigz Die to make my swap cards. I also used Real Red, Baja Breeze and Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped with Basic Black and Baja Breeze Ink and used my Markers (Real Red, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Always Artichoke) to color the Cardinal in.

The embellishments are a Rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit and a felt snowflake from the package of Little Felt Flurries (113697 $13.95). You can find the Little Felt Flurries in the Holiday mini catalog, which runs until January 18, 2009.

I know it's hard to tell when looking in the Holiday Mini Catalog what size the Little Felt Flurries are, so I thought I would share a photo with you. The post it note below is 3" x 3" and the coin is a quarter.

Thanks for stopping In Today, and Make sure to check back tomorrow for some awesome samples from the StampAttic's Meeting.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Party Hearty

There are only a couple of weeks left to participate in the Birthday Party Promotion. Not sure what the B-day Promotion is? Let me fill you in! Spend $20 on regular catalog merchandise and get 20% off these select birthday stamp sets:

Big Bold Birthday
Party Hearty
Bitty Birthday
Crazy for Cupcakes
Simple Birthday Thanks
Time to Party
Crab & Company

Click Here to see the flyer, but before you do that keep on scrolling down for a sample made from the Party Hearty stamp set! I got the idea for this card from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ONLY Website. (Just another reason to become a demo. . . . more samples, and with your 20% instant income on every order EVERY stamp set is ALWAYS on sale!!!) Call, e-mail, or leave me a comment for my recruiter password, and you can join online. . . TODAY!!!

Thanks for taking some time out of your weekend to blog with me. I hope your weekend is GREAT!

~ Georgia

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sour Cream???


Can you tell I'm excited??? Only one more day to get through and then I get to spend all morning with my fellow SU demos talking and stamping! It doesn't get much better than that. You can bet that I'll have a ton of ideas and samples to share with you next week. . . . but don't worry. . . I will still be posting a project with you today. :o)

I'm sure you've seen the small white containers that sour cream come in . . . right? Well my sample today was inspired by sour cream containers. I used the Level 1 Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper and the Level 2 Deer Friends Stamp Set to make 30 quick gifts for my card club ladies.

Other items you'll need is Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Card Stock, Ink, Adhesive and a Paper Crimper.

There is a tutorial on SCS if you'd like to check it out click Here! Please note that I used 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper to get a longer container.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Big Shot Share

Happy Thursday Stampers!!!

I have a Big Shot Sample to share with you. This is something that Britni, a member of my downline, came up with. It makes me hungry just looking at it, because it has candy. . .

Britni used the Scallop Circle Die, which I've just decided I can't live without any longer. Thanks Britni!!! You just increased my sales. :o)

On another note. . . I hope you all have fun weekend plans. I'm so excited about Saturday. I get to spend the morning with my downlines/uplines/sidelines members at the quarterly StampAttic's meeting. I always look forward to these meetings, because they are so much fun! We get to watch some demonstrations and there is always a make and take project.

Since I'm talking about demonstrators "stuff" I want to take a minute to WELCOME the newest Stampin' Up! demonstrator: Patty M. (Hi Patty!) I'm so excited to have you in my Stampin' Up! family! Patty joined Stampin' Up! when they were running the $99 mini starter kit promotion.

Well that's it for today. . . check back tomorrow for another sample!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Georgia